December 23, 2013
FLINT, MI — The skyline of Flint, Michigan was changed on Sunday morning, December 22 when Flint’s tallest building, Genesee Towers, was imploded. Abandoned and deteriorated, its demolition was long in coming. With that building gone, the Capitol Theatre, just a block away, got more exposure. An urban plaza will take the place of Genesee Towers. In preparation for the implosion, the front facade of the Capitol Theatre was wrapped in Visqueen for its protection.
(Thanks to Gary Flinn for the photo and story.)
October 7, 2013
August 22, 2013
PASCO, WA — The long-standing Liberty Theatre is no more thanks to a fire last week that gutted the theatre. Arson has been ruled out but no one knows the real cause. The owner had been renovating it to bring a retail tenant in. Now suddenly the theatre that meant so much to the community is gone.
Read more plus see a video at KEPR.
(Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)
May 10, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Unfortunately the above photo was taken years and the 100+ year-old structure has been torn down. The Market Street Place project that has been simmering for years is finally becoming a reality.
Go to CurbedSF for demolition photos of the row of businesses.
(Thanks to Ed Solero for providing the photo.)
April 12, 2013
April 10, 2013
BROOKLYN, NY — After years as a church, the Thomas Lamb-designed Savoy Theatre has its days numbered. There is no word yet on exactly when but there are currently ‘rat bait’ warning signs on the building, which should kill all the rodents within, and stop them running to neighboring building once demolition commences.
(Thanks to Tinseltoes for providing the photo.)
April 9, 2013
February 21, 2013
FENTON, MI — The long closed Fenton Cinemas, closed since 2008, has been sold to its neighbor, Creative Foam and will be torn down. Plans for the site call for a possible expansion to the business. Earlier plans to reopen the theater last year along with the potential ownership change and possible reopening have all fell through.
Further details are available in the Flint Journal.
November 28, 2012
November 20, 2012